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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WMMMiy, April LETHBRIDQE Nuclear theft increases blackmail threat WASHINGTON (AP) The chances of terrorists black- mailing the United States with home-made atomic bombs will increase in the next few years unless nuclear power plant security is tightened, a Ford Foundation-sponsored study concludes Instructions on how to build such a bomb already are available through numerous public documents, the study says Construction of a crude nuclear device can be accomplished within a few weeks by anyone with laboratory and machine-shop skills, determination and inventiveness ''The design and manufacture of a crude fission bomb is no longer a difficult task technically, once nuclear materials are at hand, making a plutonium dispersal device is even says the study by the Energy Policy Project. "Under conceivable circumstances, a few persons, possibly even one person working alone, who possessed about 10 kilograms of plutonium oxide and a substantial amount of chemical high explosive could, within several weeks, design and build a crude fission bomb "Fission explosives can also be made with a few kilograms of high-enriched uranium, or with uranium 233 All these materials are found in the civilian nuclear power industry "Besides nuclear material and chemical explosives, the other materials necessary for making a crude fission bomb can be bought in hardware stores or from commercial suppliers of scientific equipment for students." The study says a bomb set off near a city skyscraper might kill as many as persons and one in the suburbs might cause deaths Poor consultation on beef program OTTAWA (CP) The federal government's certification program to halt the import of cattle treated with the growth hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES) is an example of poor consultation the Senate agriculture committee was told Tuesday C G Munro, president of Ihe Canadian Federation of Agriculture said the government did not ask cattlemen or the federation about the effects of the certification program, an- nounced Monday The program, which requires that all imported livestock and meat be certified DES-free by officials of the exporting country, effectively halts imports of cattle and meat from the U S where officials say they are not prepared to carry out the certification Mr Munro said he is not sure what effects the program will have on the domestic cattle industry Mr Munro also attacked the government's beef subsidy program, saying it is damaging to the industry and that much of the money is not getting back to the producers Committee given a "maybe' WASHINGTON (AP) -The House of Representatives judiciary committee, hoping for a yes or no answer from the White House to its Feb 25 request for tapes of 42 presidential conversations has been given a maybe The White House said Tues- dav that "additional materials' will be given to the committee sometime after Congress returns from its Easter recess April 22 but it didn t sav what the material will be GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET 7.18 Lethbridge Pmrher Medicine Grande Prince Sd ska SI .John New Los FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today, becoming sunny by noon Highs 55-60 Lows near 35 Thursday sunny brisk west winds highs near 60 Calgary Today and Thursday sunny highs today near 50' Lows 25-30 Highs Thursdav 55-60 Columbia Kootenay Cloudy with a few showers today becoming sunny near noon Thursday mainly cloudy Highs today and Thursday 55 to 60 lows tonight 30 to 35 MONTANA East of Continental Divide Winter storm warning south central and southeast today and tonight Rain starting lower elevations with snow mountain areas and gusty easterly winds south scattered showers elsewhere today and tonight Rain or snow southeast Thursday few showers elsewhere Highs today 50s Lows tonight 30s Highs Thursday 40s east 50s west West of Continental Divide Rain ending today Variable cloudiness tonight and Thursday Highs both days 50s Lows tonight 30s THRIFTY RITCHIE STOCK WATERERS Electric Heated Waterers For Cattle, Hogs and Sheep Most sizes available now. Buy Early and be Ready... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of Bam, April 10, 1974 All highways in the Lethbridge area are bare and dry Highway 1 Trans Canada west, Calgary to Banff, bare and dry Banff to Golden, highway is wet Golden to Revelstoke is bare and dry with falling rock Banff-Jasper Highway is bare and dry Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alberto opening and closing times Carway Sam to 5 p m Chief Mountain closed, Coutts open 24 Del Bonita Sam to 5 p m Kmgsgate open 24 hours, Porthill-Rykerts 7am untiLljt p m Wild horse 7am to 4 p m Rooseville 7am to H p m Logan Pass (Canada Customs hours moved one hour earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight Alberta's jobless rate third lowest EDMONTON (CP) Employment, unemployment and the labor force in Alberta all increased between February and March, Bert Hohol, minister of manpower and labor said Tuesday About persons, 3 8 per cent of the labor force, were unemployed in March, compared with or 3 5 per cent of the labor force in February The unemployment rate in March, 1973, was 5 1 per cent On a seasonally adjusted basis, the province s unemployment rate increased to 3 1 per cent in March from 2 8 per cent in February Dr Hohol, in a prepared statement, said the increase in the labor force, to in March from in February "was beyond normal for this time of the year and outpaced increases in employment "This resulted in a rise in the total number unemployed caster turkey Better buy yours now Wait to load Gram ships wait patiently for berthing space in Vancouver harbor. Slowness of shipments from Prairies has been blamed for delays in shipping the gram from west coast In front, tugboat steams by anchored ships. Hearst lashes out at terrorist gang LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) American newspaper executive Randolph Hearst lashed out at the Symbionese Liberation Army on Tuesday, calling the SLA members terrorists and "counter- revolutionaries who 'cannot be trusted Hearst editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner, told reporters his trip to this seaside resort on the southern tip of Baja California has no connection with efforts to ransom his 20- year-old daughter, Patricia, kidnapped by the SLA on Feb 4 The last SLA communique received April 3, said Miss Hearst had joined her kidnap- pers as a revolutionary lighter But Hearst said he does not believe she has been won over by the SLA He said he still hopes to get his daughter back alive but has little faith in negotiations so tar with the SLA In Washington, U S Attorney-General William Saxbe said Tuesday he believes the FBf now has more freedom to pursue the case Now that the lid is off, I think we're going to see some results We will apprehend the people involved in this case if they stay in this country During an impromptu news conference outside the luxury hotel where he, his wife and two of their daughters are staving, Hearst said members of the SLA are hurting their own cause because people will not go along with this sort of thing In response to ransom de- mands by the SLA, Hearst es- tablished a food giveaway program, and the Hearst Corp pledged an additional million in food if Miss Hearst is released unharmed by May 3 In St Paul, Minn American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks said he hopes to hear from the SLA some time soon Banks said he had been asked by Hearst to organize minority groups to intercede with the SLA for Patricia to be allowed to meet with her family Enjoy a Weekend cDeluxe (Room For Two For One Night Prime Rib Dinner For Two Phono Your Reservation __. 253-110Ua CARRIAGE MOTOR INN 9030 Madeod Trail S E VAOTASEl 904 7th Ave. South MEATS Phone 329-4545 YOUR FREEZER BEEF EXPERTS YOUR EASTER PEST SPECIALS ARE COMING YOUR WAY REGARDLESS OF ANY ONE ELSE'S PRICED! NOTE THESE SPECIALS FOR YOUII Smoked Shoulder Hams. Smoked Sausage, 3 tor 2.39 Vans European Cheese 1.39 Spare Ribs. Ground Beef. Beef Sausage. ,b Smoked Metwurst 1.99 Pork Chops. No.omy.......................lb Spiced Rollades. 2.29 Sliced Bacon, Shoulder Round Steak...................lb 1.39 Glenrose Cheese Coaldale 1.29 Join your frimdi in Ihtir uccttt it Vmti i Economy Huts. id MVtf IM III! to IIM M KMT CMI Of l everything's comin'up Delicious B.C. Red Delicious Springtime's most fashionable apple flavour as big, as fresh, as crisp and juicy as the day they were picked, thanks to the world's most advanced handling methods. Bright-red and .lull of that liee-tresh flavour thai tucks so neatly into a lunchbox, goes down so well at snacktime and adds such nourishing goodness to a mid-morning break. For a delicious change of taste, treat your family to B.C. Red Delicious apples. Red Delicious Springtime's most fashionable apple flavour. 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